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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

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Getting an NCT soon? 24-hour testing among changes to speed it up
More staff and new lanes are also coming on stream.
No new admissions at care home where residents 'regularly assaulted each other'
The operators of the centre have committed to a range of reforms.
Residents restrained 772 times at Meath care home
Part of the report found conditions at the home to be “a significant denial of residents’ civil, legal and human rights.”
'Unclean equipment posed high risk to patients' at Tallaght Hospital
A report gave details of unclean equipment, unregulated isolation rooms and potential risk of inter-patient transmission of infective material because of low staffing levels.
Health watchdog had "grave concerns" over disability centre
The centre in Offaly was given an immediate care order.
Dignity of elderly compromised after being transported down corridors on commodes
The latest HIQA inspection reports finds elderly residents sitting alone during meal times with food on their face and clothing.
North Korea's Kim censures weather service for 'incorrect' forecasts
He said that accurate forecasts are needed to protect the “lives and properties” of people from disasters.
Surprise inspections reveal Wexford hospital ward "generally unclean" with unsecured syringes
Hiqa carried out two unannounced inspections at the hospital.
Health inspectors find 'dirty' mattresses and 'soiled' flooring at Waterford Regional Hospital
The authority said the hospital has requested additional funding to replace 300 mattresses in the hospital.
No evidence of consent for use of restraints at Enable Ireland residential home
A HIQA inspection found the home was non-compliant across 18 different outcomes that it examined.
Surprise inspection of Holles St finds grime encrusted window sills and dusty incubator
The report from HIQA found that just 45 per cent of hand washing opportunities had been taken.
Seven businesses handed closure orders over food safety
Two restaurants in Dublin and two premises in Kerry are amongst the businesses affected.
Women 'needlessly strip-searched' in NI prison
Prison inspection reports found that “lessons had not been fully learned from recent deaths in custody”.
Drugs fridge in unsecure area left unlocked at Beaumont Hospital
Hygiene issues identified during an assessment by HIQA may have presented a ‘serious risk’ to patients, a report also found.
Syria weapons inspection delayed over safety fears
The investigation has been delayed until tomorrow as rebels fail to guarantee the experts’ safety.
Anger as RTE Prime Time shows mistreatment of creche children
The programme which aired last night showed staff aggressively handling children, shouting at them, and leaving them in high chairs for long periods.
"Excessive and problematic" drinking by nursing home residents
HIQA found that residents at a Tipperary nursing home socialised, but that at times their alcohol consumption led to challenging behaviours.
Video: How does the food safety inspection process work in Ireland?
There are around 50,000 food points of sale in the country with just 300 inspectors to ensure that they meet food safety standards.
National inspection plan for septic tanks published
Phil Hogan has thanked all who registered their septic tanks and said the “silent majority” supported the legislation.
Number of food safety orders increased 30 per cent in 2012
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said it will continue to take a zero tolerance policy to breaches of food safety legislation in 2013.
Eurozone fears continue as IMF start Greek inspection
Yields on Spanish and Italian bonds hit record highs yesterday as uncertainty in the markets continues.
'Hygiene deficits' at nursing home where seven died from flu
A HIQA report also found that there were insufficient staff on duty to cope with the outbreak.
Racing at Punchestown gets the green light
As was done yesterday, officials checked conditions at 8am ahead of the fourth day of the Festival meeting.
Overcrowding and treatment of older prisoners issues at Arbour Hill Prison
Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, said that an action plan has been prepared by the Irish Prison Service to implement the recommendations in the report.